Historically, many American universities helped lay the foundation for eugenics, a pseudoscience used to justify racism.
Since US universities once stood at the forefront of the eugenics movement and its racist ideas, they should right the wrongs of the past by pursuing diversity on campus, two scholars argue.
Oil drilling produces natural gas that often gets burned on the spot, going to waste.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
Energy that otherwise would go to waste might someday power industrial-scale condensation.
Antwon Rose Jr. was fatally shot by a police officer in East Pittsburgh.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
Scholarship in organizational psychology has shown that when employee morale is low, it can result in poorer performance. A new study finds this may be true for some police officers.
El nuevo aeropuerto diseñado por Norman Foster en la Ciudad de México, visto aquí en una representación de computadora, es visualmente impactante pero ambientalmente problemático.
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La capital mexicana desesperadamente necesita un nuevo aeropuerto. Falta también más espacio verde. Un arquitecto cree que la nueva terminal internacional de Foster podría resolver ambos problemas.
Mexico City’s new Norman Foster-designed airport, seen here in a computer rendering, is visually striking but environmentally problematic.
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Mexico City desperately needs a new airport. It also needs more green space. One landscape architect thinks the Mexican capital's new Norman Foster-designed international airport can be both.
President Donald Trump sits down for an iftar dinner, in the State Dining Room of the White House.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
As President Trump resumes an annual tradition of celebrating Ramadan, it provides a moment to remember that Islam has long been practiced in America.
Where’s my bus?
Even in cities with good public transportation, some areas can be 'transit deserts,' where demand exceeds supply. Living in these zones makes it hard to access good jobs, health care and other services.
The 2014 Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong against ‘Chinese-style democracy’ laid bare democracy’s contested meanings.
Uncertainty is built into democracy, but we are seeing more talk of crisis and more attempts at redefinition. So where does this leave citizens who want to have a meaningful say in how they live?
New research shows that computers, streaming video and other digital technologies are helping Americans spend more time at home and less out shopping and commuting, yielding measurable energy savings.
Dedicating a 31-kilowatt photovoltaic array at Rainshadow Community Charter High School, in Reno, Nevada.
What's at stake as the Trump administration imposes trade sanctions on imported solar panels? A look at the US solar energy industry, which generates more than twice as many jobs as coal energy.
Telecommunications wires stretch along a rural Kansas road.
Technology & Information Policy Institute, University of Texas
Many people in rural America don't have access to fast, affordable internet access. How might those communities connect to the global exchange of goods, services and ideas?
Erica Garner takes part in a candlelight vigil.
Police violence is like a nuclear bomb. The initial impact only causes a fraction of the deaths to come.
You probably don’t remember the Kathie Lee sweatshop scandal of the mid-1990s. What about the more recent debacles?
AP Photo/Michael Schmelling
People who see themselves as conscientious consumers often buy items made by companies that violate their values because it's hard to keep that information in mind.
Making sense of the Department of Energy’s plan.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission normally works in obscurity, but is in the spotlight as it considers a proposal to support coal and nuclear power plants that are having trouble competing.
Female protesters in Petrograd (now St Petersburg) in 1917 on International Women’s Day.
How a journalist from Nebraska chased the 'Soviet dream' all the way to Russia, only to be expelled on accusations of espionage.
Refugee women from Darfur, Sudan return to their camp in eastern Chad with wood for their households in 2011.
European Commission DG ECHO
With better access to energy, women in developing nations could spend more time working or in school. But Energy Secretary Rick Perry's claim that fossil fuels improve women's lives misses the mark.
Riders on San Francisco’s Muni light rail system.
Millions of Americans rely on public transit to get to school, work or stores, but many can't get the service they need. 'Uberizing' transit by offering more options on demand could fill the gaps.
A first-time surrogate mother in Anand, India, 2013.
Surrogate mothers in developing countries are being shuffled across borders to evade a crackdown on the industry. This emerging gray market puts women at risk.
He didn’t throw paper towels in Texas. Why Puerto Rico?
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Evidence shows that US taxpayers are less willing to support extensive disaster relief when the victims are not white. Could that explain the Trump administration's lackluster support for Puerto Rico?
Younger Americans tend to be comfortable relying on ride services and foregoing car ownership.
Using ride-hailing services full-time would mean avoiding the hassles of owning a car. But it could cost less, too – depending on how you value your time otherwise spent behind the wheel.